Category: Opinion

In curious reversal, Roy Cooper proclaims Jan. 23-29 NC National School Choice Week

By David N. Bass Raleigh, NC – Gov. Roy Cooper has been a stalwart opponent of school choice since securing the governor’s office in 2016. That makes a proclamation from his office declaring Jan. 23-29 National School Choice Week in…

Durned old cheap safety pins

By NA Nabooko Pittsboro, NC – Several years ago, maybe even a decade, I penned a Chatham Chatlist post entitled “Just How Safe Is A Safety Pin?” I thought it was a real knee slapper. Maybe I have improved since…

Guns and idiots

By Mark Stinson Silk Hope, NC – This is in reference to Al’s comment in his post that appeared in Thursday’s Chatham Chatlist: “Count the numbers of innocent people now dead due to someone with a gun in a public…

Our sky was never falling

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – From July 2020 to July 2021, there was a net inflow of 637,729 Americans into these top-five destination states: Florida, Texas, Arizona, North Carolina, and South Carolina. During the same period, there was a…

It’s time for a Parent’s Bill of Rights

Top 10 rights every parent deserves By Kelly Mann Raleigh, NC – As displayed across the country parents are feeling unheard, that their choices within schools are infringed upon and most importantly that students’ basic educational needs are not met.  Do…

New North Carolina laws for a new year

By Theresa Opeka Raleigh, NC – A new year ushers in new laws in North Carolina. Here are the laws that took effect on January 1. Senate Bill 473, Enhance Local Government Transparency, bans public officials from gaining financially from…